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Personal Conversations/Private Messages (PM's)

The personal messenger is used to have private conversations with other members. Think of your private communications with other members as personal conversations instead of standard private messaging. To access your messenger:

Top right drop down --->my messenger

Notifications will need to be enabled per your preferences, by editing your profile.

Top right drop down --->my settings --->notification options

*Notification overview will have its own FAQ thread

Starting a conversation

Click the user name of the intended recipient and choose send me a message. Type in a title and message and click send. You have the option to use a post editor.

Change which conversations you are viewing

By default, all conversations are shown, but you can change the view to only display conversations you started, or conversations that others have started. To change this, select the appropriate option from the dropdown underneath the conversation list and then press Update.

Deleting conversations

To delete a whole conversation, select the checkbox beside the conversation, then select "Delete" from the dropdown at the bottom and then press Go.

If you started the conversation, this will remove the conversation from your list, and lock it for everyone else - nobody else will be able to make replies to the conversation, but they will still be able to read it until they also delete it.

If you did not start the conversation, this will remove the conversation from your list and remove you from the conversation - you will not be able to make any more replies, but others will still be able to continue the conversation without you, and see your previous replies.

Managing notifications

You will see a bell icon for conversations that you will be notified of updates to, and a bell with a red slash for conversations that you will not receive notifications for.

To turn on or off notifications for any conversation, select the checkbox beside the conversation, then select the appropriate option from the dropdown at the bottom and then press Go.

Managing messages

To edit or delete one of your messages in a conversation, press the "comment_edit.png Edit" or "comment_delete.png Delete" button underneath the post. The changes will be reflected to all participants in the conversation.

Starting a new conversation

To start a new conversation, start by pressing the "Compose New" button. Enter the user's name into the "Recipient's Name" field. As you type, suggestions will appear below the box. When you see the member you are looking for, click on their name.

You should then type a message subject and the message body, just like you would for a new topic in the forums. When you are done, you can press Send Message or Save (Send Later) to save the message for later.

Replying to a conversation

To reply to any conversation, press the "Add Reply" button when viewing it or press the "Reply" button underneath any existing message to quote it. Then type your message just like you would a post and press Send Message. You can also use the Fast Reply box at the bottom of each conversation to quickly reply to the conversation.

Reporting a message

If you wish to report to a moderator a message that someone has sent to you, you can press the "Report" button underneath the message.

Type in your report and then press Submit Report. This will send a copy of the message to the moderators - only the specific message you report will be displayed to the moderating team, however some moderators may be able to add themselves to the conversation you have reported.

Managing your messenger folders

By default there are three folders for messages:

  • New, which stores all unread conversations.
  • My Conversations, which contains all conversations you are participating in.
  • Drafts, which stores unsent messages saved for later.

You can also add your own folders to make it easier to manage your messages.

Adding a new folder

To add a new folder press the "Add" button beneath the list of folders.

Type the name of the folder you want to add, then press the "+" button.

Moving messages

To move a message from one folder to another, select the checkbox beside the conversation, then select the name of the folder you want to move the conversation to from the dropdown at the bottom and then press Go.

Renaming, Deleting or Emptying a folder

To rename empty or delete a folder press the "Edit" button beneath the list of folders.

To rename a folder type the new name in the textbox currently containing the folder name, and then press the ">" button. You cannot rename default folders.

To empty a folder press the trash can icon beside the folder name.

To delete a folder press the minus icon beside the folder name. Be careful as this will also empty the folder. You cannot delete default folders.

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Interesting question, what exactly are you planning on discussing in your conversations? :huh:

I'm willing to bet that anything you put in print out there into cyberspace can be used against you at anytime by someone.

If you're serious, I'll ask the Invison folks.

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As per blackberry "messaging", are the messaging coversations on this site subpoenable?

Very interesting topic, I have a tiny drop of knowledge in this area.

The simple answer is yes, though there are proceedures that must take place for obtaining that information from the person filing the complaint, as well as the server/web admin. There is a window, typically 120 days that you have to formally make a charge and obtain the data from a person or service when dealing with ESI, but the charges and subpoena can still be issued regardless. Though this may vary state by state...

If you want the long version, read this.

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Very interesting topic, I have a tiny drop of knowledge in this area.

The simple answer is yes, though there are proceedures that must take place for obtaining that information from the person filing the complaint, as well as the server/web admin. There is a window, typically 120 days that you have to formally make a charge and obtain the data from a person or service when dealing with ESI, but the charges and subpoena can still be issued regardless. Though this may vary state by state...

If you want the long version, read this.

Well, it was a tongue-in-check question......

The initial header was "private conversations/PMs", which sure sounds simple enough. Then there was 1/2 page of stuff on how to actual perform a conversation.

When you call something a conversation,

Edited by ivyleager

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From a legal point of view, yes anything posted here, including your IP address, email address, pm conversations, ect can be turned over to law enforcement. This would only happen in an extreme case. If you told someone that they sucked and started swearing at them then that won't be subpoenaed. If you threatened to kill someone here and then started stalking them, then perhaps you might have to worry.

Also for this to happen, the Canes legal team (meaning their lawyers) would have to receive official notification from a court about a court order for information. Just because someone emails them and says that they have a subpoena won't get them the information.

The other way your information could be used is if you are sending inappropriate messages via pm to other members. They can choose to send copies of your messages to staff here and as a group we would decide what if any action is required. This would generally be no more serious then being banned.

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